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Calls to end ‘majority jury verdicts’ after research into wrong convictions

Calls to end ‘majority jury verdicts’ after research into wrong convictions   A LEGAL justice charity wants Britain’s jury process changed to stop “majority verdicts” being used to convict people of serious crimes, warning that it stems from a “racist and classist” reform from the 1960s. Appeal, based in Clerkenwell, said that judges should only…

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This long wait for compensation adds insult to injustice

This long wait for compensation adds insult to injustice Andrew Malkinson, who spent 17 years in jail for a crime he did not commit, has yet to receive a penny in compensation for his wrongful conviction. Declared innocent by the Court of Appeal last July, he is now reliant on food banks. He says he…

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Wrongly convicted Andrew Malkinson using food bank as he awaits payout

Wrongly convicted Andrew Malkinson using food bank as he awaits payout     Andrew Malkinson, who spent 17 years in jail for a crime he did not commit, has described having to use a food bank and struggling to survive on universal credit while he waits for compensation. Writing in the Guardian, Malkinson said that…

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End majority jury verdicts to prevent more justice ‘horror’, says Malkinson

End majority jury verdicts to prevent more justice ‘horror’, says Malkinson   Andrew Malkinson says he could have been spared “20 years of darkness and despair” if the jury system had not been changed to allow majority verdicts. Malkinson was exonerated of rape last summer, two decades after a jury in Manchester wrongly convicted him…

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Trawl for unsafe criminal convictions being done by interns

Trawl for unsafe criminal convictions being done by interns   Interns have been given the job of weeding out potential wrongful convictions for rape and murder in a major case review prompted by Andrew Malkinson’s exoneration, the Guardian can reveal… Read the full article by Emily Dugan on The Guardian here Read More >>> Statement…

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